Volunteering is not just for teenagers! From 30-something to 70-something, you can do anything ...
... like working with street kids in Ecuador, or ...
... learning Spanish on a Language Course in Argentina or anywhere in South America
This group is helping to rehabilitate rescued abused Wild Mustangs in the USA
Thinking of a CAREER BREAK? You could help to teach poor children in gorgeous Fiji, or ...
... boost your CV/Resume and add to your knowledge and skills on a medical or other work experience internship overseas. Invaluable experience in a different culture!
Daisy van Kan was very proud to get this thank-you card from the children she worked with ...
... and these volunteers made lots of friends while living in Fiji
On a Sports Internship you'll expand your knowledge (and your CV) and help disadvantaged children at the same time
Retired? So was Neil Munro (70+) when he did his project in Zimbabwe. He ended up staying there for so long they named a lion after him!
If you'd enjoy something different and worthwhile,
choose a Project below and we'll make it happen for you!
VOLUNTEERING ABROAD FOR GROWN-UP GAPPERS AND CAREER BREAKERS
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by Grown-Up Gappers and Career Breakers
We’re really proud of our diverse age demographic. In fact, one-third of our participants are grown-Up Gappers, Career Breakers and Mature Volunteers, i.e. between the age of 25 and over 75. Discovering the world and making a difference on an exciting travel experience is for everyone, not just the 16-30s! All our programs are open to all ages - the choice is yours, no limitations. Today really is the first day of the rest of your life!
Career Breakers: Our
Projects make perfect career breaks and enable you to expand your professional and
personal development, resulting in an excellent boost to your CV or résumé. In any
economic climate, that's always a very good thing!
Grown-Up Gappers: If
you’ve always thought that gap years and volunteering are for the 18 year olds out
there, think again. Whether you’re stuck in a rut and need some time out to refresh
your soul and get back your inspiration, or whether you’re just travel mad and think
it’s time for another adventure, we’ve got the project for you.
Mature Volunteers and Retired Gappers:
You have such skills and knowledge to offer! Our projects give you the
perfect opportunity to contribute your skills, to make a difference in the world
AND have a fantastic adventure!
Please take a look at any project that appeals to you and don't miss out - make a
difference whilst having an amazing adventure!
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reminds me of why I became a teacher in the first place. Also, I was totally knocked
out by the snorkelling, it was like swimming in a marine aquarium. In fact I wondered
whether I had died and gone to heaven!
Paul White (40), Malaysia. Paul did 4 placements over 4 years.
It’s a wonderful experience and something
you’ll never regret doing. At the risk of sounding cheesy, it has changed my perspective
on so many things. Most importantly, though, it’s made me realise that even if I
can’t change the world, I can make a small positive difference. And not just to
other people but to myself as well. We have made friends for life and there are
people I can’t wait to see when we go back.
... We chose Travellers because of the level of support they offer their volunteers
and the huge range of projects they’re involved with. Plus, they’re very flexible
about the amount of work you’re required to do. You have the freedom to do as much,
or as little, as you want. They turned out to be brilliant and I’d really recommend
them to anyone considering voluntary work overseas.
Steve and Jennifer Chilingirian